Science & Environment


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A place to discuss issues around climate change and global warming.
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A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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Jan 6th, 2010 by Mowich last post
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Can We Feed the World Without Damaging It?
I read a great article in the Grey Lady today, the last in a five part series of articles on genetically modified cropping systems. The article centers around two people that at a glance should be rivals, an organic farming instructor and a molecular... (by Tonington)
Jan 2nd, 2010 by Liberalman last post
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russia mulls mission to divert asteroid
News World Russia mulls mission to divert asteroid By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Updated: 31st December 2009, 4:28am MOSCOW -- Russia's space agency chief said yesterday a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off... (by spaminator)
Dec 30th, 2009 by Mowich last post
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New drug for people who are healthy!
Here's a news item from www.naturalnews.com...applies to the U.S. but we'll likely see it on TV up here... (NaturalNews) Big Pharma has been trending this direction for a long time: marketing medicines to people who don't need them and who have... (by countryboy)
Dec 20th, 2009 by Spade last post
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Spanish Region to Ban Bullfighting?
The Spanish region of Catalonia is considering a bill to ban bull fighting. The bill cleared the first hurdle (first of many) when the lawmakers voted by 67 to 59 votes to elevate the bill for debate. Of course, the ban on bull fighting is still a... (by SirJosephPorter)
Dec 17th, 2009 by Goober last post
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For Ron: Are the CRU data “suspect”?
I read this just now and thought of your questions Ron. Hope you find this sort of thing useful. :smile: Are the CRU data suspect? An objective assessment. eric @ 15 December 2009 Kevin... (by Tonington)
Dec 15th, 2009 by Johnnny last post
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Minus 40C at Puntzi, what's the prospects of the demise of the M.P.B.?
Western Canada is deeply entrenched in a deep freeze. Can we finally hope for a respite from the Mountain Pine Beetle? Apparently they are vulnerable this early in the season. (by JLM)
Dec 13th, 2009 by countryboy last post
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Chemical fertilizer- Good, bad, necessary?
Many years ago I was told that it is absolutely impossible to grow all the food required using organic fertilizer, an analogy being similar to what friction does to perpetual motion, you lose a little bit every time you do the process. What's the... (by JLM)
Dec 10th, 2009 by spaminator last post
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That's what I call a calend-aaah!
If you like cute animals, then this 2010 calendar will be the one for you. These 13 photos (including the calendar's cover) were taken by Richard Austin and show British wildlife in all it's glory and cuteness. One of the animals is a zebra, but a... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 10th, 2009 by Goober last post
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No Oil Simulation
No Oil Simulation In Denmark there is a two week conference to deal with the so called fossil fuel crises where they will set up some type of cap and trade system to limit the pollution caused by this burning of the oil from vehicles to factories. ... (by Liberalman)
Dec 9th, 2009 by countryboy last post
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The meaning and scope of science
Just wondering what is the full impact of science on our lives. Is science the most important aspect? Does it trump other aspects such as logic or human tendencies? (by JLM)
Dec 7th, 2009 by china last post
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Question for Bill O'Reilly: Who's the Idiot Now?
Written by Cliff Kincaid Sunday, 06 December 2009 20:56 ... (by china)
Dec 2nd, 2009 by TenPenny last post
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Royal Society publishes 350 years of scientific discoveries online
In 1660, after 11 years of a republic, the monarchy was restored in England with the start of King Charles II's reign. Just as few months after the Restoration, the Royal Society was founded. It is the world's oldest scientific institution, and is a... (by Blackleaf)
Nov 29th, 2009 by SirJosephPorter last post
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NASA Experts Claim Evidence of Life on Mars
Evidence of life on Mars lurks beneath surface of meteorite, Nasa experts claim - Times Online (by Spade)
Nov 28th, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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NATURE IN Canada 1 Attachment(s)
Hello.Could you tell me how Canadians care about the forests and the nature? *Why the Canadian nature is unique? *Is it true some Canadians lived in the forests???I've seen a video on Tv about Canadians build wooden challets and installs them in the... (by canadian_girl)
Nov 23rd, 2009 by Cannuck last post
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Swine Flu-One of the Most Massive Cover Ups in American History
When will the masses ever learn ? </SPAN> (by Albertabound)
Nov 23rd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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freaky creatures lurk in the abyss
News World Freaky creatures lurk in the abyss By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Updated: 23rd November 2009, 2:20am NEW ORLEANS -- The creatures living in the depths of the ocean are as weird and outlandish as the creations in a Dr. Seuss book: Tentacled... (by spaminator)
Nov 21st, 2009 by earth_as_one last post
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Q: Can anything travel faster than light? A: No
All observers, regardless of their relative velocity, will always measure zero-mass particles such as photons traveling at the speed of light in a vacuum. If you were to accelerate towards the speed of light, you would see a blue shift in front and a red... (by earth_as_one)
Nov 13th, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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Vatican hosts conference on possible alien life
Vatican hosts conference on possible alien life CTV News | Vatican hosts conference on possible alien life Can the Vatican seriously consider Alien Life Forms ? Would findings from this be considered credible if they contradict most... (by Francis2004)
Nov 13th, 2009 by big last post
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Gene mutation might explain why we talk, chimps don't
Gene mutation might explain why we talk, chimps don't CTV News | Gene mutation might explain why we talk, chimps don't Does this mean the talking bird have the mutated gene ? Can they start adjusting other species to have this mutation ? (by Francis2004)
Nov 13th, 2009 by Walter last post
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Glen Beck, The climate of Fear POPULAR!
"IM BALL, NATURAL RESOURCES STEWARDSHIP PROJECT: Many times I`ve been tempted to say why am I doing this? Why am I running my head into a concrete wall? BECK: Tim Ball received a Ph.D. in climatology... (by s243a)
Nov 10th, 2009 by Niflmir last post
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Birth control to save the planet
Study finds parents' carbon footprint multiplies 5.7 times per child August 07, 2009 Environmentalists tend to avoid the topic of population control. Too touchy. But the politically incorrect issue is becoming unavoidable as the global population... (by Andem)
Nov 8th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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A rainbow..... at night
Usually, the sight of a rainbow barely warrants a mention. But it does if the rainbow appears at night. Photographer Chris Walker was driving through a storm in Richmond, North Yorkshire, last Sunday when he spotted a rainbow, despite it being 7pm and... (by Blackleaf)
Nov 6th, 2009 by Cannuck last post
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Big bad companies...
Wow, the more I think about this the more I'm getting scared. I just went through a chain of events this past week which led me to pretty much dedicate the entire day googling about various topics regarding huge multi-national companies and their... (by cdn_bc_ca)
Nov 4th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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New ocean
Big crack in Ethiopia: beachfront property soon to be available click for very large image (2.4MB) African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in the Making... (by Walter)
Oct 29th, 2009 by #juan last post
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Gravitational waves
Well, it is what I research (at least tangentially), so I thought I would open up a thread on it. First off, what is a gravitational wave? If you imagine that information cannot immediately, than you can conclude that if the sun disappeared, it would... (by Niflmir)
Oct 27th, 2009 by spaminator last post
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desiree jennings inside edition interview
i thought you might find this interesting. desiree jennings inside edition interview 8O (by spaminator)
Oct 23rd, 2009 by Spade last post
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NASA May Not Moon US Again.
The article does say "...return to moon.." Perhaps the studios in the desert have all been torn down? Pity, though! (by Spade)
Oct 21st, 2009 by Cliffy last post
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It's True! Hitting the Bottle can Affect your Speech!
CBC News - Health - Prolonged use of pacifier may harm baby's speech The alternative's better! (by Spade)
Oct 21st, 2009 by dumpthemonarchy last post
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Good job and well done Canada!
The Solar Decathlon was just held in Washington DC. Twenty teams competed this year and the event was sponsored by the US Department of Energy. The competion is open to all and is related to the International Solar Car Challenge. The goal is to try... (by Trex)
Oct 20th, 2009 by Trex last post
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Do you know where your Y chromosome has been? 1 Attachment(s)
Discover your deep ancestry! I recently got back the results of an analysis of my Y chromosome from National Geographic's Genographic Project. The project is tracing human migration out of Africa by means of genetic analysis, looking for markers (i.e.... (by Dexter Sinister)
Oct 17th, 2009 by L Gilbert last post
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Core blimey! Gardener discovers a new type of apple in her back garden
When Margaret Butcher moved into her home in Norwich, Norfolk five years ago, she came across an apple tree in her garden. Many times since she has eaten the apples and noticed that they taste differently from other apples. Nobody was able to... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 15th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Not Montana but the Fens: Wild stallions spar in thrilling display for territory
It looks like a scene you'd expect in America's Wild West. But these amazing photos of two wild stallions sparring was taken in the serene, green English countryside, just outside Cambridge. The two stallions are part of a 50-strong herd of Koniks... (by Blackleaf)
Oct 13th, 2009 by taxslave last post
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Ontario's Wind Energy Paranoia
What's going on here folks.? Within 100 square miles of my county I think I may find 2 "dime store" CT wind generators, and maybe in the back woods stumble on a serious "dutch" sized monster if I look for a long time. Ontario is setting... (by AndyF)
Oct 12th, 2009 by Dexter Sinister last post
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Oldest known human ancestor rewrites evolution theories POPULAR!
Source: Oldest known human ancestor rewrites evolution theories An international team of scientists unveiled Thursday the results of 15 years of study of one of the oldest known human ancestors, Ardipithecus... (by Ron in Regina)
Oct 8th, 2009 by Tonington last post
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The other carbon problem
YouTube - Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification (by Tonington)
Oct 7th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Urban Sprawl and Social Structure in Toronto
Hey guys! I'm a geography student from Germany and I'm looking for some statistical data to work with in a research paper. The general topic is urban sprawl and the social structure in the GTA or CMA. I need: -the growth rate of GTA's/CMA's... (by GermanPhil84)
Oct 7th, 2009 by Kakato last post
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Know Your Sh!t
Because of the H1N1 pandemic that has already started to sweep North America and because the health agencies are predicting a 30 to 40% of the people will be off work or worse case scenereo dying I felt this is an important subject so I took this... (by Liberalman)
Oct 6th, 2009 by Tonington last post
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2009 Nobel Prize in Physics
The Nobel Prize in Physics this year includes a Canadian! One half of the prize goes to Charles K. Kao from Standard Telecommunication Laboratories and Chinese University of Hong Kong for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light... (by Tonington)
Oct 5th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Green Peace Activists Arrested
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested 16 Greenpeace protesters, including 13 who had chained themselves to a Shell oilsands upgrader plant in northern Alberta. Police moved in around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, 24 hours after the activists scaled three... (by karrie)
Oct 5th, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine
Today the Nobel Committee announced the winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medecine. The winners- Elizabeth H. Blackburn from UC San Francisco, Carol W. Greider from John Hopkins University, and Jack W. Szostak from Harvard Medical School-... (by Tonington)
Oct 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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New hints about life on Mars POPULAR!
New hints about life on Mars Because of their economic difficulties the Americans reduced their programs about Mars. On the other hand, many of people interested to search about life on Mars, have striven to study the already available pictures of... (by eanassir)
Oct 2nd, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Yes, There's Water on the Moon 1 Attachment(s)
Source: Yes, There's Water on the Moon | Universe Today Three different spacecraft have confirmed there is water on the Moon. It hasn't been found in deep dark craters or hidden underground. Data indicate that water exists diffusely across the... (by Ron in Regina)
Oct 1st, 2009 by AnnaG last post
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Mysterious Orang Pendek apeman spotted by expedition
A British expedition in Indonesia have spotted the mysterious apeman which supposedly lives there. The Orang Pendek, Indonesian for "short man", was spotted by two members of the team on the vast island of Sumatra - the sixth largest island in the... (by Blackleaf)
Sep 25th, 2009 by petros last post
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Light bulbs.
First they banned incandescent light bulbs, now people are miffed the compact floroscent have mercury. That leaves LED. I don't like the idea of mercury in the house in any form so I've been considering LED. I was looking at some 7W LED cool... (by petros)
Sep 22nd, 2009 by mit last post
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Mini Heat Wave...
Well, at least compared with what we've been having it is a heat wave of sorts. According to the weatherman, the temperature will get to at least 25C(77F) today and up to 27C(about 81F) later in the week. I love it. (by #juan)